Post Tagged with: "Afghanistan"

While You’re Eating Turkey, the Pentagon Is Whitewashing Its Brutal Attack on That Doctors Without Borders Hospital

While You’re Eating Turkey, the Pentagon Is Whitewashing Its Brutal Attack on That Doctors Without Borders Hospital

Skewed News —  Work for a government agency? Did you screw up, and want to cover up your screw up, but because you supposedly work for the people, have to present the illusion of transparency? Issue a report that purports to come clean — a total whitewash that throws some low-ranking schmucks under the bus — and release the sucker […]

by · November 26, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, War
A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson)

Obama Needs to Shut Up About ISIS

Skewed News —  “The killing of innocent people, based on a twisted ideology.” That’s what President Obama called Friday’s simultaneous attacks on a rock concert, soccer match, cafes and bars in Paris. He’s right. And it’s not the first time: ISIS is directly or responsible for at least 9000 deaths during the first eight months of 2014 aloe, according to […]

by · November 16, 2015 · 6 comments · Editorial, Politics, War
World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

World Reacts with Honor to Brutal Stoning of Woman Who Might Have Otherwise Been Perfectly OK to Drone in Afghanistan

Skewed News — A video depicting Afghan men stoning a 19-year-old woman to death in Afghanistan has spread across the Internet, sparking outrage. Had she not been subjected to this controversial medieval form of execution, Rokhshana could have been killed in an American drone strike without the slightest mention in Western newsmedia. Rokhshana was killed in the village of Ghalmeen, […]

by · November 7, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, Politics, War
Obama: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Troops Went Missing for 321 Days

Obama: Tens of Thousands of U.S. Troops Went Missing for 321 Days

Skewed News — Three hundred twenty-one days after the United States formally announced the end of its war against Afghanistan, President Obama announced that the war would be “prolonged” until at least 2017. The announcement follows the November 2013 announcement that thousands of American troops would remain in Afghanistan until at least 2024. “U.S. troops and their NATO allies in […]

by · October 19, 2015 · 0 comments · Politics, Science, War
The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

The United States Military is Making the World Safe for Rapists

Skewed News — By any objective standard, Sunday’s story about American military policy on bases in U.S.-occupied Afghanistan is so shocking that it ought to blow everything else — Donald Trump, the Pope’s visit, everything — off the front pages and top-of-the-hour broadcast ledes. Because it points the finger at imperialist America’s sainted military class, however, even the fact that […]

by · September 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Media, War